Genuine Emetophobia treatment testimonials at Cara’s Thrive Programme Centres in Rickmansworth, Aylesbury and via Skype

If you have emetophobia, or are close to someone who suffers from this phobia, you will know how debilitating and distressing it can be. Most of my clients had tried other therapies prior to coming to see me (CBT, counselling, etc) that provided them with little or no relief from their fear of being sick. I do appreciate how hard is it to truly believe that there is a treatment out there that will effectively cure your phobia which is why this page is so important: there’s nothing like hearing it from the horses mouth.

Below are a few genuine testimonials from ex-emetophobes describing their experience of the Thrive Programme. I hope that this that will give you confidence that you can overcome this phobia too.

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I never expected the thrive programme to have transformed my life in as many ways as it has. It isn’t even just about the phobias (what phobias?) anymore.  It’s about my whole attitude to life that is truly setting me up for a better life than I ever imagined I’d make for myself.  Your time spent teaching to Thrive is the greatest gift I’ve ever had.
Jen, 30, read more about her experience of Thrive for emetophobia here
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I wanted to email you to let you know about Molly. She has done brilliantly and really thriving. Last week she caught a bug and was sick (quite a few times!) The way she dealt with it was fantastic, yes she got uptight just before she was sick each time, but who doesn’t – it’s not nice!
However for the people close to Molly, we would always be conscious of how she would deal with being sick should it happen and I guess this must be the case for many people close to ex emetophobes who have been through Thrive. Molly has just got on with life and back to doing as well as she was doing before being sick and everyone else around her now feels for themselves that she has really got over her emetophobia in everyway.
I just wanted to share this with you as I don’t suppose you get to hear the affect the aftermath emetophobia has from other people close to the client. Thanks again for your fantastic work with Molly
Mandy, mother of Molly, 12. View Molly’s story here
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Cara has skillfully taught me how to make remarkable changes to my life and I feel like a different person as a result. As my Thrive sessions progressed, I felt more capable, confident and relaxed about a vast array of situations which I would previously have responded to with feelings of anxiety and dread. I love Cara’s no-nonsense style of commuication and found sessions very empowering as well as enjoyable. The impact on my self-esteem and the way I now manage my thinking has truly changed my life. Thank you Cara.

Lisa, 30, Thrive Programme for emetophobia

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Thank-you so much for all your hard work with me these past couple of months. I have definitely gained more confidence and I know I can beat my emetophobia. I recognise when I need to change my thinking and I am really beginning to Thrive!

Demi, 12, Thrive Programme for fear of sick

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 Cara has skillfully taught me how to make remarkable changes to my life and I feel like a different person as a result. As my Thrive sessions progressed, I felt more capable, confident and relaxed about a vast array of situations which I would previously have responded to with feelings of anxiety and dread. I love Cara’s no-nonsense style of commuication and found sessions very empowering as well as enjoyable. The impact on my self-esteem and the way I now manage my thinking has truly changed my life. Thank you Cara.

Lisa, 30, Thrive Programme for vomit phobia

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Thank you so much for all your hard work with me these past couple of months. I have definitely gained more confidence and know I can beat my emetophobia. I recognise I need to change my thinking and I am really beginning to Thrive! xxx

Rachel, 12, consulted for fear of being sick  

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THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, thank you. My words are inadequate in expressing how grateful I am that Rob wrote the Thrive book for emetophobes. It is life-changing in the purest sense of the word. I must write to him and thank him. I went for my first meal out in 9-10 years on Tuesday this week! I was a little nervous beforehand, but I was fine once the food arrived and it turned out to be a very enjoyable experience!  I feel very grateful to you, Rob and Thrive for getting me to this point and proud of myself for overcoming what’s been such a huge hurdle. I feel so much more confident in eating out now. It feels quite remarkable really!

My social anxiety has reduced massively, so I’m now networking, making friends, spending time with people more and today I have a business meeting to discuss paid creative work! I’ve been collaborating with other creatives and this has really boosted my confidence, helped me make connections and is opening up more opportunities. So all in all, I’m very happy and feel our sessions are a huge part of that. I mention how brilliant Thrive has been to me whenever I meet someone who I think may find it useful. I mention what a fantastic support and help you are too

Lorraine, treatment for emetophobia with Thrive Programme

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Put in the effort and it will work. I was very sceptical when I first heard about the Thrive Programme if I am going to be honest. Since I could remember I had always had a fear of being sick and others being sick in front of me. I really wanted to overcome my fear and tried everything I could think of. I just couldn’t believe that this programme would work on me, I felt alone and stuck with my condition but I thought I might as well try it, nothing else so far had worked. I always felt that my emetophobia had controlled my life for all these past years but I was wrong. The only thing which made me have this phobia was myself.

You will look at your life in a completely different light. Everything you learn is relatively basic but not obvious to someone which such a phobiaThe more effort you put into this course, the more you will get out of it. I would like to publicly thank one of the consultants that I saw, Cara who demonstrated all this and has taught me all I know today. My life is so much better now than it was. I am able to go out with friends on a night out, use public bathrooms without fear and watch movies in the cinema without friends vetting them first. I promise if you buy this book you will not regret it.

Emma’s Amazon review, treated for emetophobia

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Hi Cara, the time has flown by since being back from Vegas! So Vegas was great and I didn’t say no to anything and got in every cab, lift etc and was fine. My friend was also sick in the morning but I felt fine. I didn’t see it but it didn’t phase me. So this week, my daughter got a sick bug! I woke up hearing her being sick, I got up and went straight into her room, no anxiety at all. I cleaned up, and stood with her by the bath in case she was sick again and held her on my lap by the sink. She wasn’t sick again, but that is something I would never have done before.

The day after I had no worry if she was sick again and last time I had to have someone with me. I have the sick bug today and have never been so sick! So overall it’s positive. All good from me, I need more work, but i’m happy!

Nickie, 34,  words taken from email two weeks after her final session

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Dear Cara, before I start my long paragraph on how you have changed my life, I would just like to say…THANK YOU!  Before I started the Thrive Program I could barely say the word ‘vomit’ without freaking out. In contrast to this, I now 99.9% feel that I could cope if I was to be sick. Doing this course has made me break many barriers that emetophobia had limited me to. Now those barriers are broken, my emetophobia went with it. So for the last time, THANK YOU!

Kitty, 11, Thrive Programme treatment for emetophobia. Taken from ‘Thank You’ card

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Dearest Cara, I really don’t know how to say thank you enough, you have changed my life completely! I know what you would say, and that is that it was me that did that! Yes you are right, but without your kindness, complete understanding and amazing knowledge of what you do, i could never have come so far! I came to you for my emetophobia, due to a recommendation from a friend of a friend, and the fact that you had treated a lot of emetophobes!

I have to say i was very sceptical to start, as everywhere i looked on the subject said there was no cure, i now know that is rubbish and believe i am cured!!!  Not only did you help with that,but also with my low self-esteem and social anxiety, of which i didn’t realise were so bad, or how long they have been with me. I really wish i could have met you sooner, so i wouldn’t have missed out so much in life. But i can tell you what,there is no stopping me now. I know now that the only person in life holding me back is me! But not anymore. I know there will be challenges in life , but you have taught me the tools to deal with these and those tools and beliefs shall stay with me forever.

My relationship with my children is now amazing, due to me being less stressed, less anxious and having so much more fun in life!! All my friends want to know what i am taking, as they have seen such a dramatic change in me, they certainly don’t believe me when i say its just me enjoying life!! I came to you a total wreck, ready to leave my kids because i couldn’t cope with the constant obsessing about sick, thinking about it 100 or more times a day, now i probably only think about 1 or 2 times a day, and cant get enough of my children and enriching their life with all those things that kids should be doing, which i stopped due to my phobia. 

I cant recommend you enough to people, i think Cara Ostryn should be  on the national health and it be available to everyone!!!! This whole process has made me think about my future … but now i have been through ‘ changing limiting beliefs’ and totally believe in this, i would like to do the same, i want to be able to help people in the same way i have. If i could help just one person in the same way it would be worth while! I would just like to say again THANK YOU, you have changed my life!!! 

Maggie, 32, treated for emetophobia

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I saw Cara for 5 sessions mainly to help with my emetophobia but also some other more general issues too.  I started going to work through the book on my own, but felt that seeing a therapist would help me to understand it in more detail.  

I cant recommend both Thrive and Cara enough!  With regards to Thrive, I just wish I had discovered it sooner! It makes total sense and once you master how to manage your thinking, and how damaging some thinking ‘styles’ are, you will feel so much better. Its hard work and only you can do it, but if you put in the effort you will see results really quickly.  

I feel so much happier now and in control of my life. I’m glad I choose to work through Thrive with Cara. I loved her approach, felt very comfortable talking to her and she explained everything in a clear way. I honestly feel that it was money well spent and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend thrive and Cara to anyone struggling with any phobias or anxieties.

Penny, emetophobia treatment with Thrive

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From as young as 8 years old I developed an ever growing fear of sickness, although I’m not sure what it was that started it. Since then my emetophobia had developed a growing debilitating presence in my everyday life. I developed obsessive cleaning and sanitation habits as I was terrified of getting anything like Norovirus. Through recognizing my career aspirations and ambitions, some significant life changing events (Divorce), battling with Depression in my early 20’s for 18 months and now being a proud mum to my seven year old son meant I couldn’t go on anymore with this phobia it was really ruining my life.

It was only after I researched “fear of sickness” online that I realised firstly it had a name “emetophobia” and secondly that I wasn’t alone and thirdly there was a programme called “THRIVE” that could cure me! WOW! So I found my amazing Thrive consultant, Cara.  Cara worked patiently and encouragingly with me through the programme and was my absolute rock and anchor to help me understand my inner workings and my belief systems which helped me find that cure. 
The fantastic thing about Cara and the Thrive programme is that she made me understand that it was ME that would find the cure! The Thrive book was my training course and Cara supported every step along the way but it was down to me to put the effort in and work through the exercises and process process process my mind to make this change. 

Cara helped me learn so much about myself, people have seen such a significant change in me. As well as Cara helping me cure my phobia, she has given me confidence. I have a renewed gravitas in my personal and professional life. It’s a whole new me, and I can’t actually believe a book has done this for me. It has changed my life, it was worth every penny. I’m sure like any emetephobe that this review reaches out to, you only need to take 6 weeks of your life after suffering years of misery to cure this debilitating and secret Phobia. Thrive really is a cure. Thank you Cara so much, I hope that many more emetephobes come to you for this cure.

Lisa, 37 , treated for fear of sick with Thrive 

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I am proud to say that I am an ex-emetophobe! This is all thanks to the exercises and techniques in the Thrive book and Cara. It has completely changed my life; and no amount of thank yous would be enough for Cara showing me how to effectively use the exercises and techniques in the Thrive book, and supporting me.

I recommend this to anyone who has a fear, phobia, anxiety, stress, etc. Try the Thrive Programme and I guarantee you will a whole load better, especially with Cara helping you. It is completely different from other therapies such as CBT, it makes you feel good about yourself and empowers you, so you can get over your problem.  It’s surprising how just changing the way you think and react to things can help so much, and this is all thanks to Thrive.

Aisha, 21, treated for emetophobia with The Thrive Programme

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The thrive programme has helped me so much throughout these last few months since finishing the sessions. Whenever i feel anxious or worried i will use the techniques you have given me. I have been in a few situations but i didn’t panic, I carried on with whatever i was doing and soon forgot about it. Also last year i felt anxious about being in an exam, if i was sick whilst doing the exam i couldn’t sleep or eat much. But this year, i felt absolutely fine doing my exams. I completely forgot about it!

For once in my life i feel free. I can do whatever i want to do. I can eat anything without hesitating. For 5 years i had been living with emetophobia. Now after doing the thrive programme i no longer have this phobia. Thank you so much Cara! 🙂

Marc, 14, treated for fear of vomit with The Thrive Programme

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Hi Cara!!! I’m sorry I didn’t get in touch sooner. I was just worried to say I was 99% better without actually experiencing a vomit situation!!! today my darling daughter vomited on me in my mums car (she has tonsillitis) and I coped!!!! I dealt with it and felt panic for approx 1min!!!! U have changed my life!!! Thank u !!

Amanda, 31, treated for emetophobia with Thrive

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Hi Cara, it’s Nicky. I just want to say a massive thank you. I am feeling so much better, not just about sick but life in general just feels easier. I never thought I could feel like this again. I am eternally grateful, thank you again x 

Nicky, 31, treated for emetophobia

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Dearest Cara, What can I say, I know it sounds cheesy but I honestly feel like today is a fresh slate and a new start to my life! I left your room feeling invincible, I felt like I could do anything I put my mind to.  I know it sounds very bizzare but I felt like I wanted to come home and try and make myself sick to prove to myself that it wasn’t all that bad and so what… its only sick! I don’t feel scared!  I’m on such a high its hard to put into words how I feel.  I have so much positivity in the fact that I will do everything that scares me, I can’t wait to get in a lift, take a trip on the train, go flying, it doesn’t matter what it is, I just want to do it. I would never have even thought about doing these things until I met you.

I really did think that the way I was feeling before I met you was how life was mapped out for me and that I could just go about life avoiding all the things that scared me.  Until I realised that my phobia’s were getting worse, to the point that I worried they would rub off onto my beautiful children.  I didn’t want them to grow up wondering why mummy didn’t do things that other mum’s did! Meeting you was the turning point in my life.  You always had so much faith in me and didn’t allow me to give up and I thank you for that.  Going through the therapy isn’t the easiest thing I have ever done but having you there with me along the way made it much easier… actually it was quite funny at times!  You are one in a million and I thank you for everything you have done for me! xxxx 

Janine, 33, treated for emetophobia

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Thankyou for your integrity, your compassion and for believing in me when I didn’t think I would ever get to the truth, thank you for making sense of my past but mostly thanks for giving me a hopeful and positive future.

Catherine, 53, treated for fear of being sick

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I just wanted to say how happy and grateful I am to you, Cara. I used to be an emetophobe but since coming to you I have overcome my fear of sick. I’m so glad I took that step of coming in to see you. I never believed that anyone could help me. When I was younger, I went to see a hypnotherapist but nothing changed and I was still scared. I couldn’t get on a bus to college or be in a crowded shop without fearing that someone was going to be sick. I would walk along the pavements and search to see if someone had been sick and when I did see the sick I would panic and cross the road. If a family member got ill I would isolate myself from them, lock myself in my room fearing I would catch their germs and be sick. No one understood – I wasn’t just scared – I was petrified. I would rather jump off a cliff than see, hear or be sick.

It got worse and worse and when I had my baby boy it got so bad that when he was ill I couldn’t cope. I couldn’t hug him or give him cuddles. So that’s when I looked at your website and decided I’d had enough and needed to get myself help. For the first few sessions I wasn’t convinced it would work, but as I progressed, I got to know myself more and believe. Without even realising it, before my last session my son was ill and I was fine. I cuddled him and I never panicked or thought about him being sick. I’m so happy now and can’t stop smiling and can’t believe I used to be scared of sick.

Thank you so much for changing my life and making it a better one. To other sufferers out there, don’t live with this fear as I don’t anymore xxxx”

Follow-up text received the day after her final session:

“Just texting you to let you know last night my son was sick. He came out of his bedroom crying and when I went in there, there was bad sick in his bed. I was a bit nervous but I just got on with it and cleaned it up and gave my boy a hug and I wasn’t scared. Bloody typical that when I finish my therapy my boy is sick. I was not scared at all and i didn’t panic – my partner did! I wasn’t worrying that he was going to be sick again and didn’t realise that I was fine till after when I sat down and realised I just dealt with sick :0) Thank you so much, I’m a different person – I’m now happier and confident.

Claire, 22, treated for emetophobia

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